On the 10th March 2017, Dustin Klein’s latest choreography ‘X²’ premiered at the Stanislavsky Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre in Moscow. ‘X²’ is based on and inspired by the work of the Russian avant-garde artist, Kazimir Malevich; in particular the pureness and simplicity of the Suprematist art movement and his iconic ‘Black Square’.
The whole team had a great week preparing for the premiere in Moscow – an impressive and exciting city that I would love to visit again. Creative director for the incredible visuals is Paul Putzar and they were brought to life by Nicolai Kovacs’ animation skills.
A big thank you to all of the dancers involved, artistic director Laurent Hilaire and last but by no means least, producers of the ‘Intersection Point’ evening Ksenia Nikolskaya and Daria Fomina.
Choreography – Dustin Klein
Costume Design – Louise Flanagan
Creative Direction – Paul Putzar
Animation – Nicolai Kovacs
Music – Kangding Ray, William Basinski
Dancers – Valeria Mukhanova, Aleksey Lubimov, Ksenia Shevtsova,
Alexander Seleznev, Zhanna Gubanova, Sarel Afanasyev, Polina Zayarnaya